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Popper (II) by AMechanicalMind Popper (II) by AMechanicalMind
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Popper
created March 23, 2013

Popper was made with recycled watch parts and a christmas light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder.

To make the body of Popper, four very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts and brass watch train gears, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces, attached to the body by watch strap springs and stems. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass wheels are soldered. A blue christmas light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

After the body is made, the leg and wing assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the creature stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Popper measures 70mm wide by 44mm front to back by 25mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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varletlegion Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I'd really like to see what you do with a millipede or a moth, or maybe some mammalian skeletons. Just some creative suggestions.
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TheEpicHobbittron Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! ! !
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Dawaraven Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I like all of these creations...
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! This one is my favorite winged creature up to this point.
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Sirius-2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Greatest thing I have seen in days. So detailed and somehow cute.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Glad you see the cuteness in it.
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I like how you switched the sides for the wings :)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
A bit of a happy accident on that. Seeing it now, I think I'd rather the wings be mirrored...which is impossible.
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
eh I like it the way you made it more ;)
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lollswt Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seconded! Having things nearly symmetrical makes it feel mechanical, though like this, it sorts of feels more...natural? ^^;
(as weird as it sounds in this case)

I really like how the colour from the christmas lightbulb stands out as well. (from the rest of the Popper II)
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